By PierreReynes on Sep 30, 2009
Sun has recently published a white paper that discusses how the Solaris OS will take advantage of the future Intel Nehalem-EX processors. With over 20 years of SMP expertise, what better OS than Solaris to run on top of Intel's future 8-socket, 64-core, 128-thread architectures? With features such as Memory Placement Optimization or Predictive Self Healing, the Solaris OS has the critical technologies necessary to large SMP architectures today. The paper discusses the collaboration between Intel and Sun to optimize Solaris for Nehalem-EX and leverage new features such as Hyper-Threading, QuickPath Technology, Turbo Boost Technology or I/O acceleration.
All the details in the paper "The Solaris OS and Intel Nehalem-EX".
For the current generation Intel Xeon 5500, see The Solaris Operating System - Optimized for the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series
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